What if …each person could meet their basic needs in the Comox Valley and live in dignity without having to justify their need.
MAKE YOUR CHEQUE TO:
COMOX BAY CARE SOCIETY Care-A-Van
2800 Cliffe Avenue,V9N 2L7
or drop by this address at Sunwest RV, home of the Care-A-Van.
Please ask to speak to Laurie Picwick (Board Member) and donate
Comox Bay Care Society is a Registered Charity with Revenue Canada #82697 7902 RR0001 and can issue an Income Tax Receipt for your donation.
FUNDRAISERS: Create your own fundraising event and raise money to support the work of the Care-A-Van.
RECYCLING AND QUALITY FOOD POINTS: Both Courtenay and Comox Recycling Depots will allow you to donate the monies from your recyclable pop cans. QF points can also be donated at all locations, just ask to give points to Care-A-Van, Comox Bay Care Society. Easy and effective.
MATCHING GIFTS: Give your employer a chance to participate in your gift giving with a commitment to match your contribution. You may be able to double the impact of your gift!
AT YOUR NEXT PARTY: Ask your coworkers or friends to donate proceeds to the Care-A-Van program instead of having gifts. Kids do this also with half of the money received at their birthday parties.
Get involved… join our caring community
SHARE HOBBIES: Teach your hobbies to a group of people staying at the shelter.
INVITE: People experiencing homelessness to a community event.
ORGANIZE A FUNDRAISING EVENT: such as this creative one by a local community group. Please click on the following slide show: OPERATION: UNDERCOVER
FOLLOW LOCAL POLITICS: Take the opportunity to speak up for low income housing and issues of homelessness.
CHALLENGE STEREOTYPES AND PREJUDICES: Encourage people around you to consider the impact that negative language can have. People who are in such situations are people first with emotions, hopes and dreams.
TAKE A LITTLE TIME AND SHOW SOME UNDERSTANDING: Many people experiencing homelessness state that one of the most difficult aspects of being homeless is being treated as if they don’t exist.